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Webinar | Lease Accounting 2.0

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The Next Evolution of Lease Accounting

Leveraging Robotic Process Automation for Long-Term Success

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Many companies have completed their initial lease accounting project with varying degrees of success, but are now becoming aware of serious challenges that have been revealed:

  • Scaling the ongoing collection and updating of lease and asset data
  • Applying judgements, policies, and controls consistently through automation
  • Leveraging technology rather than people to reduce risk and cost

Watch this educational webinar to learn how fully automating key lease accounting processes reduces risk, complexity, and cost as part of a reliable and accurate monthly close process.

A panel of lease accounting experts shared real-world examples and discuss how companies are leveraging automation — including robotic process automation (RPA) — as opposed to manual workarounds to achieve and maintain long-term compliance.

Discussion topics included:

  • Using RPA to apply effective governance
  • Using automation to ensure lease data accuracy and completeness
  • Integrating fully digitized leasing into the global close process

Panelists

Tyler Mills

SVP, Global Alliances

John Kuett

VP, Lease Accounting

Alex Klein

Solution
Consultant

Matt Bartley

Solution
Consultant

David Shebay

Partner – PwC Advisory

On-Demand | Lease Accounting – Where Do We Go from Here?

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How to Achieve Sustainable ASC 842 Success

Hosted by: FEI

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The first big wave of public company filers are wrapping up their first quarter of reporting under ASC 842. But, for many companies the 10-Q was a brute force effort dependent upon spreadsheets, workarounds, and lots of staff. While organizations can survive with such an approach, it won’t scale over the long term. Nor will it position organizations for a successful year-end audit.

Discussion topics include:

  • The current state of readiness amongst public companies
  • Tackling new challenges like tracking changes to the lease portfolio
  • Transitioning to a sustainable, long term model for success that leverages systems, processes, and controls to ensure accuracy and completeness

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Impact of New Lease Accounting Standards for the Healthcare Industry

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Beyond Your Balance Sheet

Thursday, April 11th
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | 10:00 am PT

The deadline for compliance with ASC Topic 842, the new lease accounting standard, is fast approaching. Hospital systems, biotech companies, medical equipment manufacturers, and other providers have large amounts of leased real estate and medical equipment, like CT scanners and MRI machines. Under the new rules, healthcare companies must recognize most leases (capital and operating) on their balance sheets. Armanino’s audit and lease accounting specialists will explain the changes and lay out the steps you should take to prepare for them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze key differences of the new lease accounting standards and discuss interplay with new revenue recognition standard
  • Review examples of how the new standards will be accounted for by lessees and lessors, including lease classification
  • Develop actionable steps your organization should be taking in preparation for the upcoming compliance deadlines, including staging of data

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Meet the Speakers

Grant Lam, CPA

Partner
Armanino

Grant is a partner in Armanino’s San Francisco office, serving clients in the firm’s Audit practice. Grant has more than 11 years of experience auditing and consulting for companies and organizations in a broad range of industries.

Bill Brause, CPA

Partner
Armanino

Bill is the partner-in-charge of Armanino’s healthcare practice and has more than 25 years of experience providing services to healthcare clients. Bill performs audits of healthcare related entities including hospitals, FQHC’s, medical groups, assisted living facilities and several nonprofit entities working within the healthcare industry.

Justin Wecker, CPA

Director
Armanino

Justin specializes in CFO Advisory Services, helping CFOs solve their toughest and most complex problems. This includes assistance on critical issues arising from changes in accounting standards and regulatory requirements, new business activities and business acquisitions.

Richard Melzer

VP
LeaseAccelerator

Richard is a vice president at LeaseAccelerator, responsible for ensuring LeaseAccelerator and our partners meet the lease accounting needs of mutual customers. Richard is an expert in the new lease accounting standards and compliance requirements.

On Demand | How to Tackle ASC 842 Implementation

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Lease Accounting Implementation Lessons from the Front Lines

Complying with the new lease accounting standard is a major challenge for both public and private companies.  While many private companies remain focused on their revenue recognition efforts, they also need to get organized for lease implementation.  And now that most public companies are in their last stages of implementing the standard, their focus is shifting to leveraging process and technology to further automate their Day 2 requirements.

During this webinar, experts from Pine Hill Group, Global Tax Management, and LeaseAccelerator discussed overall readiness, implementation challenges, tax matters, technology considerations, and best practices.

Key topics included:

  • Practical advice on how to begin and effectively manage the transition to the new lease accounting standard
  • The implications of the new lease accounting standard on operations and reporting on lease activity, including both explicit and embedded leases
  • What potential impact the standard may have on deferred, state, and international taxes
  • Technology considerations for Day 1 and Day 2

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Meet the Speakers

Richard Melzer

Lease Accounting & Finance Expert
LeaseAccelerator

William Andreoni

Senior Director 
Pine Hill Group

Jim Swanick

Managing Director
Global Tax Management

On-Demand Webinar | How Healthcare Organizations Can Prepare for ASC 842 / GASB 87 / IFRS 16

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Are You Ready for the New Lease Accounting Standards?

Preparing for compliance under the new leasing accounting standards — ASC 842, GASB 87, and IFRS 16 — potentially poses a major undertaking for hospitals and health systems. Implementing these new leasing standards will likely be the biggest project that controllers and financial accounting teams will tackle in 2019.

During this webinar, lease accounting experts from RGP Healthcare and LeaseAccelerator discuss how healthcare entities can avoid first timer implementation mistakes (lessons learned from public companies) and share the critical milestones for ensuring successful adoption of the new lease accounting standards.

You will learn:

  • What is the impact of the new lease accounting rules?
  • What key decisions/data are required to start your implementation?
  • What common implementation pitfalls can be avoided?
  • How do you budget, plan and staff to achieve Day 1 compliance by the upcoming deadline?
  • What considerations need to be made for ensuring Day 2 and beyond compliance?

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Speakers

Joni Noel

Senior VP, Healthcare | RGP

Timothy Tickle

Director, Healthcare | RGP

Ingemar Lanevi

VP, Finance & Capital Markets | LeaseAccelerator

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On-Demand Webinar | Lessons Learned from Implementing ASC 842

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Lease Accounting Panel

Learn the Top Five Lessons from Real World Implementations

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Top 5 Lessons Learned Webinar

A panel of experts from RGP and LeaseAccelerator will draw upon real world implementations of ASC 842 to discuss:

  • Budgeting and Planning – How to estimate the project timeline and budget for implementation
  • Leasing Data – How to inventory your leases, abstract the data from leases, and collect additional details from users
  • Project Team – Who to involve on the core team and how to get participation from lines of business
  • Testing – How to design test plans, select sample leases, and execute test plans to ensure accounting accuracy
  • Controls – Which processes, policies, and controls to ensure internal controls over financial reporting
  • Project Governance – How to approach communications with the CFO, CEO, and audit committee

Featured Presenters

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Shauna Watson

Vice President

Global Head of Technical Accounting

RGP

Michael Allen

Lead Partner

Lease Accounting

RGP

Mark Koppersmith

Vice President

Customer Experience

LeaseAccelerator

Asset Level Lease Accounting Webinar

On-Demand | Asset-Level Lease Accounting

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One of the most important policy decisions you will need to make to implement the new lease accounting standards is whether to perform asset or contract-level lease accounting. This decision will affect everything from data collection and software selection to financial reporting and SOX compliance.

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